The Young Hoosier Book Award (YHBA) program, established by the Indiana Library Federation, is intended to promote recreational reading among Indiana students.  Each year, the YHBA committees select 20 books for the Picture Book list for grades K-3 and 20 books for the Intermediate list for grades 4-6.

See current YHBA List for Picture Book, Intermediate Book and Middle School Books

Informational Brochure 

See illustrations and brief snynopsis of all twenty books 4-5 Power Point 2018-2019


Grades 2 and 3

Students who read or listen to at least 12 of the 20 nominees from the Picture Book list may participate in a state-wide vote to select a YHBA winner.  

Grades 4 and 5

We have a cumulative incentive program for students in grades 4 and 5 who read books from the Intermediate list.


4th and 5th graders read 10 books and complete a product for each book and have  a pizza lunch with

author to be announced

SPECIAL THANKS to FDE PTO for providing the funding for our author visit for the 2018-2019 school year.  Look for more information to come.


Number of books read from the list



Vote for your favorite YHBA book in a state-wide election and participate in Battle of the Books in the spring.


Come to a Pizza Party with an author in March


Go on a book-buying trip for the media center at a local bookstore in May.



To show that you have read a YHBA book, choose ONE of the following options for each book:


Acrostic Poem Write an acrostic poem about one of the book's characters. 
Trading Cards Create a trading card for one of the book's characters.
Cube Creator Create a cube describing the book
Letter Write a letter to the author or write a letter to a character in the book.
Plot Diagram Diagram the plot of the book.
Postcard Write a postcard to a friend to describe the setting of the book.
Story Map Create a story map about a character, the setting, conflict, or resolution.

More information about the YHBA program for grades 4 and 5

Click on the links below to download the flyers that are on display in the media center.